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Gloria Rolando, Director. 38 min
"The older folks and those who can't forget say that there came and went some boats in the 20's and 30's between the Isle of Pines and the Cayman Islands..."
In this manner, they began to weave a human bridge which was the origin of the Cuban-Cayman families. The sons and daughters of the Cayman Islanders came with their hopes for life to the Isle of Pines, as it was then called, today the Isle of Youth. These excellent fishermen brought the culture of coco. They came accompanied by the rhythms and melodies of the Caribbean which as an exceptional inheritance form a part of the repertory of the Sonny Boy Band.
Passages from Cherished Island Memories were filmed on the Isle of Youth and on Grand Cayman. The voices and the stories of those we interviewed in the documentary cross over and merge between one place and the other, as occurred in the past with the destinies of their ancestors. But the grand scenery of all this visit to the past and the present is the Caribbean context - the plants that characterize us and the beauty of the seas which unites us with the fascinating rosary beads of the Caribbean islands.
- Gloria Rolando
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